Wednesday, September 5, 2012

[SDCPJ] This weekend! Landmark 10th Annual Int'l Al-Awda Convention

Landmark 10th Annual Int'l Al-Awda Convention
Strategies for The Return
September 7-9, 2012 
San Diego, California
 
 
Together with our families in the homeland, we are planning our return to a Free Palestine!
 
Help design and energize the work for the coming year along with our expanding network of grassroots, student, and solidarity activists.
 
JOIN US at one of the largest annual gathering of Palestinians and their supporters to address critical issues that our cause is facing.
 
With Special Guest of Honor: Marcel Khalife
 
Grassroots planning discussions and activist workshops will include: Boycotts and Divestment For The Return; Palestinian Children's Rights Campaign; Student Summit with Community; and Educating Congress!
 
Plus come take part in a Debate on the proposed Palestine National Council Elections.
 
We have a list of exciting speakers that include: Alison Weir, President of the Council for the National Interest and Executive Director of If Americans Knew; Dr. Jamal Nassar, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino; Palestinian photojournalist Nayef Hashlamoun from Al-Watan Center in Al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestine; Dr. As'ad Daoud Hess-Linckost from the University of the District of Columbia; Dr. Jess Ghannam, National Chair of Al-Awda; Sherna Berger Gluck, statewide coordinator of the (California) Divestment Campaign; Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, professor of Communication Studies at California State University, San Bernardino; Lorain Rihan, Palestinian artist and activist; John Parker, West Coast Coordinator of the International Action Center; Jinane Abbadi, multidisciplinary artist; Larry Christian, long-time activist in the anti-imperialist and social justice movements; Dr. Zahi Damuni, co-founder of Al-Awda and long time human rights activist.
 
Plus this . . .
 
Other cultural presentations, books and solidarity items, network with friends and fellow activists & lunch presentations & evening banquet with live music!
 
Marcel Khalife will perform a 30 minute Solo Concert at the Grand Banquet on Saturday September 8, 2012
 
PROGRAM LOCATION
  • Friday 7 September 2012 Opening and Meet and Greet at Al-Awda Palestine National Center, 2720 Loker Avenue West Suite J, Carlsbad CA 92010
  • Saturday 8 September 2012 all day including Banquet at Torrey Pines Christian
    Church, 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Sunday 9 September 2012 morning Business Meeting for members and national coordinators at Al-Awda Palestine National Center, 2720 Loker Avenue West Suite J,
    Carlsbad CA 92010
INVITATION
 
We invite all Palestinians and Al-Awda members, and groups and individuals who support the implementation of the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes of origin, and to reclaim their land, to join us in this
 
Landmark Tenth Annual International Al-Awda Convention. Mobilizing our efforts now is crucial! This is your chance to get involved!
 
Tickets $65 standard; Student $45
 
Tickets are for entire convention and include refreshments and finger food Friday, lunch and dinner Banquet Saturday, and refreshments Sunday morning.
 
 
Additional Information at Convention website: http://www.al-awda.org/convention10/
 
Media: Special arrangement available for media reporters who will cover the convention including interviews with guest speakers and panelists and organizers. If you are with the media, please see http://www.al-awda.org/convention10/media.html or contact us at info@al-awda.org
 
 
Don't miss this Palestinian Convention. There will be none like it in the United States this year!
 
JOIN US to work together to bring the days of RETURN closer!
 
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
PO Box 131352
Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442
E-mail:
info@al-awda.org
WWW: http://al-awda.org
 
Please Note: The content and any views expressed in this event are not intended to reflect the views of Torrey Pines Christian Church in any way.
 
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html and follow the instructions. To become a member, http://www.al-awda.org/membership.html
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